Sexual Abuse, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and Homelessness

In my last post I described ways that sexual abuse in childhood affects girls during adolescence. Depression, cutting, eating disorders, and suicidal behavior are all … Read more

Sexual Abuse and Adolescence

In my last post I described some of the experiences of women I interviewed who had been sexually abused in childhood to explain how their abuse ultimately … Read more

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Its Link to Homelessness

Homelessness has become a tragically familiar part of our national landscape. While life on the streets is grim for both men and women, homeless women have … Read more

Who Are the Homeless?

As I walked down Market Street in San Francisco early one morning I saw many people lying on the sidewalk. It got me wondering whether … Read more

“Silent Voices” Blog

Welcome to the launch of my new blog, “Silent Voices.” I have been interested in people with severe mental illness throughout my professional career, from … Read more